When i returned home from my holiday at the begining of September, i was shocked to see a trailing plant i had purchased just before i went away had almost died!
I immediately plunged it into a bucket of water although i really thought i had lost it, all the leaves were crispy!
Anyway it did survive and here it is in all its glory:-
Crail is a small town in the East Neuk of Fife. It is situated south of St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland. My husband, Rob, and I visited on a recent holiday in the area. We had fun exploring the harbour, pottery, and shops, eating ice cream, and just wandering around taking in the scenery and pretty cottages and houses in the town.
Crail Pottery is well worth a visit if you like handmade ceramics, earthenware and pottery. It is run by, and features the work of, the Grieve family. There were a number of styles, from terracotta herb planters to ornamental pieces featuring decorative patterns and glazes, to plain, but beautiful, everyday pieces.
Rob chose this cup and saucer.
And I picked this one. Ideal for morning coffee!
They cost £12.50 each.
Here is part of the interior of the shop. There is quite a lot more to see inside, plus an outside area.
I've managed to get my hands on some fab new button stock for Love Buttons HQ. Hope you like them!
These 'shark's tooth' toggles are the perfect finishing touch for a chunky knit, or a handmade bag, or for your vintage duffel coat! They are priced at £1.10 each.
These gorgeous flower buttons are available in three sizes and various colours (pink, yellow, blue, black, red and purple). They have been very popular for adding colour to knitted items and craft projects, such as funky, modern jewellery pieces. These 15mm diameter buttons sell at 22p each.
Need a button or two? Why not browse Love Buttons HQ, Etsy, Folksy and MISI and see what you can find! Always happy to combine postage and packaging costs between sites - just drop me a line for a combined invoice :o) Julia x
While on holiday in Hereford last week i photographed a few buttons from various museums that i visited, the buttons below are from Leominster Folk Museum (prononced Lemster) in the UK.
These tiny buttons are 19th century Hoptons Cordonnet buttons which were made from doubled twisted coarse silk thread.
These are Mother of Pearl buttons, used on a wide variety of clothing especially childrens clothes such as Christening Robes or even Workwear. These days such buttons are prized by people who make hand made jewellery.
This plain brown Victorian dress had a set of 8 black glass buttons with gold lustre flower detail, at specialistauctions we have a variety of antique/vintage glass buttons for sale
Horn was a by-product of the cattle industry and was used for domestic items such as lanterns, horn beakers and buttons. These buttons along with bone would be used on everyday clothes such as workwear (smocks). The buttons above are sliced slivers worked into shape and polished.